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    Vanderbilt mourns loss of renowned scientist Exton

    John H. Exton, MBChB, MD, PhD, professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, emeritus at Vanderbilt University, whose research provided fundamental insights into how many biologically active compounds control cellular physiology, died Dec. 18. He was 89. Dr. Exton was a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty from 1964 until his… Read More

    Dec. 29, 2022

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    Basic Sciences mourns the loss of Reynolds

    By Leah Mann Graduate student Sarah Kurley with thesis advisor Al Reynolds. (Photo by Mary Donaldson) Albert “Al” Reynolds, celebrated and respected professor of pharmacology, emeritus, passed away earlier in November. He had retired in August after 26 years at Vanderbilt University. In the nearly three decades of Reynolds’ affiliation… Read More

    Nov. 15, 2022

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    Faculty awarded Seeding Success Grants for spring 2022

    Vanderbilt has awarded 14 faculty members with grants to support the early stages of pioneering research projects identified as likely candidates for further funding from federal, foundation and industry sponsors. The spring 2022 Seeding Success Grants are the second cycle of the internal early investment funding… Read More

    Jul. 8, 2022

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    Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences names renowned scholar John Kuriyan as next dean

    Vanderbilt University has named John Kuriyan, one of the world’s leading structural biologists, as its next dean of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, C. Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced today. Kuriyan’s appointment, effective Jan. 1, 2023, will advance the university’s… Read More

    Jun. 21, 2022

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    Vanderbilt University, Medical Center reach $1B milestone together in research funding

    Scholars at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center achieved a significant milestone in 2021: more than $1 billion in research funding awarded from external organizations. Vanderbilt’s global leadership in research—from biomedical and biotechnology discoveries to vaccine development to groundbreaking advances in computer science, education and psychology—contributed to this landmark… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2022

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    WCNDD-developed Parkinson’s drug to enter next phase of clinical trial

    A drug aimed at improving the lives of patients living with Parkinson’s disease will go to the next phase of clinical trials, thanks to a $13.5 million investment raised by Nashville’s Appello Pharmaceuticals. The clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that focuses on nervous system disorders announced Tuesday that its lead drug,… Read More

    Apr. 4, 2022

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    Biologists discover signaling pathways potentially associated with pancreatic cancer

    Kathleen DelGiorno, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology, her lab and collaborators at the Salk Institute have discovered some of the specific signaling molecules involved in tumor progression in pancreatic cancer. These molecules, called eicosanoids, play a role in inflammation and… Read More

    Apr. 1, 2022

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    Biochemical technique for finding small molecules discovered by Vanderbilt and University of Virginia researchers

    Lipid rafts, a component of the plasma membranes that surround all cells in the human body, are essential in regulating the membranes’ structure, among other functions. But they are hard to study because traditional biochemical methods tend to destroy them. Chuck Sanders, associate dean for research,… Read More

    Mar. 28, 2022

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    Bachmann, Cortez, Rathmell among faculty honored with endowed chairs

    Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver honored faculty from across the university at an endowed chair investiture ceremony on campus Feb. 24, conferring the university’s highest scholastic rank on those who had received the designation during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020… Read More

    Mar. 2, 2022

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    Ege Kavalali to lead pharmacology department in School of Medicine Basic Sciences

    Ege T. Kavalali, William Stokes Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacology in Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences. National leaders in pharmacology, members of the pharmacology department at Vanderbilt and Lawrence J. Marnett, dean… Read More

    Feb. 4, 2022